The most overlooked super-mini. What a shame!
Faulty indicator stalk switch.
Tendency to jerk and stall when undertaking very slow manoeuvres (e.g. three point turn and traffic jams).
This car is serious fun to drive.
Performance is the best feature, nothing else under £11000 can touch this car! Top speed 112mph (the best I've managed is 95mph so far) and can hit sixty in under 10 seconds.
Wonderfully unique styling, a real breath of fresh air compared with the Ford Ka and Fiesta's hideous sharp edged styling.
Only one downside is the drab interior filled with cheap plastics and drab cloth seats.
Good economy from such a powerful car, with a regular return of 40 - 50mpg. Not bad for a car with 100 horses on tap!
Good driving position, with excellent visibility thanks to the high up driving position.
I cannot believe how few of these cars are around. It's the best bargain under £10K.
If you want to stand out from the mundane super-mini crowd, opt for the Daihatsu as it's so different.
The only modern car apart from the Mini with a character and personality.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th September, 2003